Sirius XM Radio

  1. SiriusXM Hits 26 Million Subscribers, Posts Earnings for 2nd Quarter

    July 29, 2014 8:44 AM EDT SiriusXM Radio on Tuesday reported improved adjusted second-quarter earnings as it continued to grow subscribers. More on SiriusXM Scott Greenstein, SiriusXM President and CCO, on Firing a Host, Streaming, Data (Q&A) SiriusXM's Dance Card ...

  2. Sirius XM CFO on Howard Stern's Future, Why Company Won't Launch Abroad

    June 03, 2014 9:10 AM EDT Satellite radio firm Sirius XM Radio, which is controlled by John Malone's Liberty Media, would like to keep Howard Stern on the air when his current contract with the company ends, CFO David Frear reiterated here on Tuesday. Speaking at the ...

  3. Sirius XM Radio CEO James Meyer's Compensation Soars 600 Percent to $23M

    April 08, 2014 7:05 PM EDT James Meyer, the CEO of Sirius XM Radio, earned $23.1 million in 2013, up from $3.3 million the year before, the primary difference being $13.6 million in options awards last year compared to zero in 2012. Liberty Overtakes Disney as Most Profitab ...

  4. Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Sells Stock of SiriusXM Controller Liberty Media

    February 17, 2014 10:51 AM EST The billionaire investor's Berkshire Hathaway continues to own stakes in Viacom, Starz, DirecTV and Liberty Media. Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway has disclosed a small stake in John Malone's international cable company Liberty ...

  5. Sirius XM Reports Record Quarterly Revenue

    February 04, 2014 12:41 PM EST The satellite radio firm, controlled by John Malone's Liberty Media, ended 2013 with 25.6 subscribers. Sirius XM Radio on Tuesday reported record fourth-quarter and full-year revenue and continued subscriber growth. The satellite radio compan ...

  6. Liberty Media Seeks to Make Sirius XM a Wholly Owned Subsidiary

    January 03, 2014 8:48 PM EST Liberty Media said late Friday it is proposing to make Sirius XM Radio a wholly owned subsidiary of the conglomerate controlled by billionaire John Malone. Liberty already owns a controlling stake in Sirius XM, but if shareholders approve of the p ...

  7. Liberty Media Third-Quarter Earnings Drop, Revenue From Media, Entertainment Stakes Rise

    November 05, 2013 9:29 AM EST John Malone's Liberty Media on Tuesday reported lower third-quarter earnings, but improved other key financials amid the inclusion of Sirius XM Radio financials and the exclusion of premium TV firm Starz, which it spun off earlier in the ye ...

  8. Sirius XM Third-Quarter Earnings Drop, Subs Grow

    October 24, 2013 9:06 AM EDT The satellite radio company, controlled by John Malone's Liberty Media, added 513,000 users, raised its full-year sub growth guidance and posted another quarter of record revenue. Sirius XM Radio on Thursday reported lower third-quarter ear ...

  9. Eddie 'Piolin' Sotelo, MLB Deals Boost Sirius XM Outlook

    August 20, 2013 2:07 PM EDT Lazard Capital Markets analyst Barton Crockett in a bullish report has lauded satellite radio giant Sirius XM Radio for a couple of recent "serious content upgrades." He cited a just-announced Major League Baseball deal extension and a ...

  10. SiriusXM Launches ICONOS Interview Series With Marc Anthony

    July 26, 2013 5:36 PM EDT As part of its growing Latin footstep, SiriusXM Radio has launched a new series, ICONOS, that will feature in-depth interviews with top Latin stars. The series will be hosted by SiriusXM program director Israel Salazar, who oversees music progra ...

  11. SiriusXM Radio Surpasses 25 Million Subscribers, Raises Full-Year Target

    July 09, 2013 7:55 AM EDT SiriusXM Radio said Tuesday that it added 715,000 net new subscribers in the second quarter, bringing its total subscriber base to more than 25 million as of mid-year. The satellite radio firm controlled by John Malone's Liberty Media, said ...

  12. The Connected Car: Can It Drive the Industry Forward?

    May 08, 2013 3:37 PM EDT Imagine a day when you can sidle into your car, tell it where to go and, as the car drives itself to your chosen destination,  catch up on your Facebook feeds as you  enjoy a playlist that's personalized for whatever mood you happen to be ...

  13. Liberty Media's First-Quarter Results Rise Dramatically Following Sirius XM Inclusion

    May 08, 2013 11:31 AM EDT John Malone's Liberty Media on Wednesday posted higher first-quarter results after the inclusion of Sirius XM Radio in its financials and the separation of Starz, which was spun off into a separate company. Liberty reported quarterly earnin ...

  14. Former Sirius XM Radio CEO Mel Karmazin Earned $11 Million in 2012

    April 11, 2013 6:39 AM EDT Mel Karmazin earned $11 million in 2012, his last year as CEO of Sirius XM Radio, up from $10.7 million the previous year. Karmazin, who relinquished his role in December as Liberty Media was taking control of it through stock purchases, earned ...

  15. SXSW Panel: Pitchfork’s Schreiber, Hollywood Bowl’s Rees, and More on State of Music Curation

    March 14, 2013 10:07 PM EDT With more ways than ever to discover, consume and create music, those who excel at filtering the flood are enjoying increasing amounts of capital -- both cultural and financial. Fenway Recordings founder Mark Kates gathered a team of influential ...

  16. Morning Fix: Beyonce's Sales Soar; Lipmans Re-Up; Indies & Higher Postal Rates; SiriusXM Earnings

    February 05, 2013 12:09 AM EST INCREASED POSTAGE RATES FORCE INDIE LABELS TO CHANGE TACTICS A new round of shipping rate increases from the United States Postal Service— which now charges on a sliding, weight-based scale— is putting palpable pressure on indie labels that rely o ...

  17. Three Directors Step Down at Sirius XM Radio as Liberty Media Takes Control

    January 22, 2013 6:54 PM EST Three directors have stepped down from the board of Sirius XM Radio, the firm said Tuesday. A shake-up in the boardroom was not unexpected, given that Liberty Media recently gained control over Sirius. Liberty had been buying shares of Sirius for ...

  18. Business Matters: New Sirius XM CEO to Face New Set of Challenges

    December 19, 2012 9:00 PM EST It's a new era for Sirius XM Radio. The company announced Wednesday that James E. Meyer has been named company's interim CEO , effective immediately. Meyer, the president of sales and operations, takes over for Mel Karmazin, who had prev ...

  19. Frank Sinatra Enterprises, Jack Daniel's Team For 'Sinatra Select' Whiskey

    December 12, 2012 4:00 PM EST On what would have been Frank Sinatra's 97th birthday, Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey and Frank Sinatra Enterprises unveiled the first "Sinatra Experience," an interactive tasting and listening experience at Las Vegas' Mc ...

  20. Eddie Vedder to Host New Show on SiriusXM's Pearl Jam Radio

    December 03, 2012 2:37 PM EST On the heels of last week's announcement of Dave Grohl's "Sound City" show on Sirius XM Radio , today the network announced that Eddie Vedder will host a new, limited-run show on its Pearl Jam Radio channel, one of SiriusXM ...

  21. Radio Broadcasters Get an Earful at Internet Radio Fairness Hearing

    November 28, 2012 4:52 PM EST In a Congressional hearing that was supposed to be about Internet radio royalties , lawmakers and speakers instead spent a good portion of their time taking aim at the National Broadcasters Association for not having to pay performance royalties t ...

  22. Morning Fix: Rihanna's First No. 1 Album; Adele Hits 10 Million; Today's Congressional Internet-Royalty Hearing

    November 28, 2012 7:40 AM EST Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's Morning Fix email and other FREE music-business newsletters RIHANNA EARNS FIRST NO. 1 ALBUM WITH 'UNAPOLOGETIC' ON BILLBOARD 200 CHART: One week after Rihanna scored her 12th No. 1 single on the ...

  23. Dave Grohl to Host New Show on SiriusXM

    November 27, 2012 3:08 PM EST Sirius XM Radio announced today that Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl will host an exclusive, limited-run show that will air on a number of SiriusXM music channels. "Dave Grohl Presents Sound City" will premiere this Thursday at 4:00 pm ...

  24. Hurricane Sandy Causes Multiple Concert Cancelations, Postponements in Northeast (Update)

    October 29, 2012 5:00 PM EDT UPDATE: With multiple Northeast concerts already postponed or canceled, Hurricane Sandy is now stretching out into the middle of the week as promoters and music venues cancel events set for Tuesday (Oct. 30) and Wednesday. In addition to New York, ...

  25. Morning Fix: Spotify on TV; Pandora's Payments Explained; New Rolling Stones Single; Eno's Album App

    October 11, 2012 9:10 AM EDT Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's free music-business newsletters MACKLEMORE & RYAN LEWIS' HEIST ALBUM HEADING FOR BIG BILLBOARD 200 DEBUT: Seattle rapper Macklemore and producer Ryan Lewis are headed for the biggest debut on the ...

  26. New Bills Seek Internet Radio Royalty Parity

    September 21, 2012 8:50 PM EDT U.S. Representatives Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), Jared Polis (D-CO) and Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) introduced versions of Internet Radio Fairness Act on Friday to address the high royalties paid by some digital radio platforms. Billboard's FutureSou ...

  27. Liberty Media Sees Share Repurchases, Dividends and a Spin Off Once it Controls Sirius XM Radio

    September 12, 2012 9:54 PM EDT Liberty Media CEO Greg Maffei hinted at share repurchases and dividends when his company takes over Sirius XM Radio but didn't give specific clues as to operational changes. "It could become the core of what Liberty Media is," Maffe ...

  28. SiriusXM CEO Mel Karmazin: 'My Instincts Are That Liberty Does Not Need Me'

    September 12, 2012 1:51 PM EDT Liberty Media could announce as early as Wednesday that it has acquired a controlling stake in Sirius XM Radio, the satellite service's CEO Mel Karmazin said. He also indicated that Liberty may not want him around much longer. "My instin ...

  29. Morning Fix: Tupac Hologram Company Goes Broke, More Coachellas? J.Lo's Cable Channel, iPhone 5!

    September 12, 2012 7:30 AM EDT Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's free music-business newsletters: Breaking News, Touring, Top 40, Country and many more. AEG ATTORNEY FIRES BACK OVER MICHAEL JACKSON EMAILS: 'NOBODY IS TELLING THE STORY PROPERLY': A series of c ...

  30. Liberty Media Raises Stake In SiriusXM Again To 48.8 Percent

    August 29, 2012 12:50 PM EDT John Malone's Liberty Media continues to slowly raise its stake in Sirius XM Radio. The satellite radio firm, led by CEO Mel Karmazin, reported in a regulatory filing late Tuesday that Liberty has bought additional stock to take its ownership ...

  31. Liberty Media Applies for Control of Sirius XM Radio

    August 17, 2012 9:19 PM EDT Billionaire media-mogul John Malone and his Liberty Media moved a step closer on Friday to taking control Sirius XM Radio. In a filing with the FCC, Liberty asked permission to take "de jure" control over Sirius XM, having already failed ...

  32. Sirius XM Adds More Subscribers Than Expected in Q2

    July 09, 2012 8:55 AM EDT Sirius XM Radio said Monday that it added 622,042 net subscribers in the second quarter, a record since the merger that created the satellite radio firm. The sub growth was better than most on Wall Street had expected and up 38 percent from the 45 ...

  33. Liberty Media Unveils New Plan to Take Control of Sirius XM Radio

    June 01, 2012 6:31 AM EDT John Malone's Liberty Media on Thursday filed details about its new plan to take control of satellite radio firm Sirius XM Radio over time by taking over its board. FCC Rejects Liberty Media's Request to Control Sirius XM Radio The plan ...

  34. FCC Rejects Liberty Media's Request to Control Sirius XM Radio

    May 04, 2012 8:50 PM EDT The FCC has dismissed a request made March 20 by Liberty Media to temporarily control Sirius XM Radio. Liberty, controlled by John Malone, had sought jurisdiction over the satellite radio company despite owning only enough convertible stock to tra ...

  35. Sirius XM Posts Record 22.3 Million Subscribers, 38 Percent Earnings Boost

    May 01, 2012 12:32 PM EDT Satellite radio company Sirius XM Radio on Tuesday reported improved first-quarter financials and continued subscriber growth. The company added 405,000 subscribers to end March with a user base of 22.3 million. SiriusXM Files Lawsuit Against Soun ...

  36. Sirius XM Radio CEO Mel Karmazin Paid $10.7 Million in 2011

    April 11, 2012 8:14 PM EDT Mel Karmazin, who thinks he's vastly underpaid, earned $10.7 million in 2011 for his services as CEO of Sirius XM Radio, nearly $1 million more than he was paid the prior year but down significantly from the $43.5 million he was paid in 2009, ...

  37. Sirius XM Still Facing Legal Challenges Over Five-Year-Old Merger

    April 04, 2012 6:28 PM EDT More than five years after Sirius Satellite Radio and XM Satellite Radio announced a merger that would create the mega-satellite radio network Sirius XM, the company is still in court defending the marriage. On Monday, Sirius XM filed a brief to t ...

  38. Backbeat: Richard "Handsome Dick" Manitoba Launches Line of Bobbleheads

    March 23, 2012 12:58 PM EDT Here Richard "Handsome Dick" Manitoba, center, listens to the marketing plans for his bobblehead from Aggronautix owner Clint Weiler and Ed Seaman, GM at Oaks, Pa.-based Music Video Distributors, which distributes Aggronautix. (Photo: Ed ...

  39. Exclusive: Fader Fort Returning to SXSW Without Fiat

    January 25, 2012 6:21 PM EST Fiat will not return as the sponsor of the Fader Fort at South by Southwest this year, Billboard has learned. Following a one-year sponsorship that saw record attendance at SXSW (58,000 attendees across four days) and at New York's CMJ Music ...

  40. En Vivo Launches on SiriusXM Radio by National Latino Broadcasting

    January 12, 2012 12:29 PM EST National Latino Broadcasting has launched En Vivo, a new music channel aimed at U.S. Latinos on SiriusXM, according to a spokesperson for the media company. Officially on the air today (Jan. 12), the channel (147) will include popular music, live ...

  41. Sirius XM Radio Adds 1.7 Million Subscribers in 2011; CEO Mocks Competition

    January 04, 2012 9:59 PM EST Sirius XM Radio said Wednesday it added 1.7 million subscribers in 2011, then CEO Mel Karmazin gave a backhand compliment to one competitor, online music service Pandora, and insinuated another, Clear Channel Communications, was a bit stodgy. Spea ...

  42. Sirius XM Radio Adds 334,000 Subscribers in Third Quarter

    November 01, 2011 9:05 AM EDT Sirius XM Radio added 334,000 subscribers in the third quarter, the satellite radio company reported Thursday. That brings their total to 21.3 million subscribers. It also reported a revenue of $763 million, up 6 percent over third quarter 2010 re ...

  43. Sirius XM Radio Expands Latino Channels, Introduces New Technology

    October 17, 2011 9:33 PM EDT Sirius XM Radio, which broadcasts more than 135 satellite radio channels, is expanding its lineup with a new suite of commercial-free Latino channels, the company has announced. The new features includes the expansion of music, sports, news, talk ...

  44. Backbeat: Lalah Hathaway Celebrates 'Where It All Begins' @ L.A. Live's Conga Room

    October 14, 2011 3:00 AM EDT Before hitting the stage, Lalah Hathaway (center) made the red carpet rounds with Concord Music Group/Fantasy/Stax project management executive Michele Smith (left) and manager Marcus King (right). (Photo: Ashley Stagg) "It's cool to wav ...

  45. Backbeat: B.o.B., Natasha Bedingfield, Far East Movement Rock Myspace's Amp'd Up! Ad Week Concert

    October 04, 2011 2:20 PM EDT Nothin' On Him: B.O.B. performing onstage during Myspace AMP'd UP opening concert in New York City. (Photo by Fernando Leon/PictureGroup) NEW YORK -- B.o.B., Natasha Bedingfield and Far East Movement were the headliners at Myspace's ...

  46. Sirius XM Radio Second-Quarter Profit, Subs Surge

    August 02, 2011 8:14 AM EDT NEW YORK - Sirius XM Radio on Tuesday reported a stronger second-quarter profit amid higher revenue and lower loss on debt extinguishment. The satellite radio company's profit of $173.3 million exceeded Wall Street expectations and compared w ...

  47. Liberty Media Offers $1 Billion for Barnes & Noble

    May 20, 2011 7:54 AM EDT NEW YORK (Reuters) - John Malone's Liberty Media Corp has proposed to buy Barnes & Noble Inc for $1.02 billion, nine months after the largest U.S. bookstore chain put itself up for sale. Liberty Media is offering $17 per share, a 20.5 per ...

  48. Business Matters: Is Amazon's 69-Cent Song an Act of Price War?

    May 03, 2011 6:23 PM EDT Is Amazon's 69-Cent Song Pricing an Act of Price War? -- Is Amazon really starting an MP3 price war, as some media reports have suggested? No, probably not. Instead, it appears Amazon has other priorities. Last week, Amazon lowered the price ...

  49. Sirius XM Stock Impacted by Howard Stern Lawsuit

    March 24, 2011 8:16 AM EDT Wunderlich Securities analyst Matthew Harrigan on Wednesday downgraded his rating on shares of Sirius XM Radio and his target price on them following Howard Stern's lawsuit against the satellite radio company. In early trading, Sirius shares ...

  50. Howard Stern Sues Sirius XM, Claims He Was Stiffed On Stock

    March 23, 2011 7:20 AM EDT In 2004, before Howard Stern signed a blockbuster deal with Sirius Satellite Radio, he thought about retiring. Instead, he took a "significant risk" and went with Sirius. The moment is captured in a lawsuit filed today in New York Superi ...

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